Despite Widespread Opposition, ‘Surveillance Bill in Disguise’ Takes New Step Towards Passage

The U.S. Senate has moved forward the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)—legislation denounced by its many critics as “a surveillance bill in disguise.”

With bipartisan support, CISA passed 83-14 in a procedural vote on Thursday.

“The Senate just did a really bad thing,” Techdirt‘s Mike Masnick wrote Thursday, and offered a list of the senators he said “just voted to increase surveillance and decrease trust in our internet companies, thereby harming the American economy and innovation.”

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